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There are 7 ways to get from Brisbane to Canberra by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Brisbane  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Canberra (CBR) BNE - CBR

$140 - $344

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney Airport - International Gx423 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney Airport T1 to Canberra

$109 - $177

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Train to Gold Coast, fly  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Canberra (CBR) OOL - CBR

$131 - $296

Train, bus  •  18 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra

$121 - $175

Train  •  19 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Canberra Station 633 / ...

$120 - $175

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  23 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Westfield Garden City to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra

$134 - $180

Drive  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Canberra 739.9 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Canberra is to drive which costs $140 - $220 and takes 13 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Canberra is to fly which costs $190 - $490 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Canberra. However, there are services departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Canberra via Sydney Airport T1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brisbane to Canberra station. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Canberra Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 24 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Canberra is 944 km. The road distance is 1183.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Canberra without a car is to train and bus which takes 18 h 32 min and costs $170 - $250.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Brisbane to Canberra, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Canberra bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Brisbane Roma Street station.

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Brisbane to Canberra train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Canberra is to fly which takes 4 h 13 min and costs $190 - $490. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $160 - $250 and takes 19 h 24 min, you could also bus, which costs $150 - $250 and takes 20 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Canberra.
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  • Distance: 590.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Canberra, ACT, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Tigerair Australia fly from Brisbane to Canberra hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brisbane to Canberra via Central Station in around 19 h 24 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Central Station to Canberra Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
Bus from Sydney Airport T1 to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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Murrays Coaches
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney Airport - International
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $140
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Westfield Garden City to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Canberra Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Brisbane to Canberra bus services, operated by Murrays Coaches, arrive at Canberra station.

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Brisbane to Canberra train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Canberra Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Canberra is 1184 km. It takes approximately 13 h 5 min to drive from Brisbane to Canberra.

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Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Canberra Airport.

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There are 148+ hotels available in Canberra. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Brisbane Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs $14 - $20.

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